Chef Sam Freund

Chef Sam Freund

OUR STORY

White Birch welcomes you to a unique and delicious dining experience.

Share the entire menu or dine traditionally, we invite you to taste our playful twists on classic cuisines. Our New American fare focuses on local purveyors and seasonal market ingredients. We aim to serve our community and impact the culinary landscape of Northern New Jersey.

Food brings people together – come taste and enjoy!

White Birch works with the following local purveyors:
Ashley’s Turkey Farm
Donaldson Farms
Greater Greens
Let It Grow Farm
Ort Farms
Valley Shepherd Creamery

OUR STORY

White Birch welcomes you to a unique and delicious dining experience.

Share the entire menu or dine traditionally, we invite you to taste our playful twists on classic cuisines. Our New American fare focuses on local purveyors and seasonal market ingredients. We aim to serve our community and impact the culinary landscape of Northern New Jersey.

Food brings people together – come taste and enjoy!

White Birch works with the following local purveyors:
Ashley’s Turkey Farm
Donaldson Farms
Greater Greens
Let It Grow Farm
Ort Farms
Valley Shepherd Creamery

Chef Sam Freund

CHEF SAM FREUND

Chef Sam Freund is not only a chef, but also a culinary artist deeply passionate about creating experiences for his guests that will leave palates wanting more. Freund’s commitment to local purveyors, comes from his childhood roots of growing up in a small New Jersey farm town, where his family owned a restaurant. He spent many summers in the kitchen learning about hospitality, and how food has the power to bring people together, ultimately inspiring Freund to pursue a career in Culinary.

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His career began in New York City at One Hudson Catering and Eleven Madison Park under Chef Kerry Hefferman, before achieving Executive Chef at One If By Land, Two If By Sea for 4 years. He decided to leave the east coast to explore new possibilities and hone his artisanal talents. Freund landed in Denver, and met Troy Guard, (of TAG), where he learned and expanded his talents to Asian Fusion and the local ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. Under Guard, he executed the opening of TAG Raw Bar and TAG Burger Bar, both receiving acclaim to be top restaurants in Denver. Freund has worked under critically acclaimed Chefs Gary Robins and Craig Hopson. His accolades include: Beer and Bacon Festival Winner (Denver); James Beard Outstanding Contribution Award (NY); Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Featured Guest Chef.

In 2013, Freund returned home to New Jersey where explored his creativity at The Café & Wine Bar in Long Valley, creating seasonal tapas menus and monthly wine dinners. He went on to open Slamwich Scratch Kitchen in Madison, NJ, a concept of what a real delicatessen should be where everything is homemade, from the cured pastrami to the house bread and pickles. Since inception, Slamwich has been named critic’s choice for lunch in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Chef Sam Freund is looking forward to having you as his guest at White Birch.

Freund holds a culinary degree from the New York Art Institute.

Chef Sam Freund

CHEF SAM FREUND

Chef Sam Freund is not only a chef, but also a culinary artist deeply passionate about creating experiences for his guests that will leave palates wanting more. Freund’s commitment to local purveyors, comes from his childhood roots of growing up in a small New Jersey farm town, where his family owned a restaurant. He spent many summers in the kitchen learning about hospitality, and how food has the power to bring people together, ultimately inspiring Freund to pursue a career in Culinary.

Read more

His career began in New York City at Danny Meyer’s One Hudson Catering and Eleven Madison Park under Chef Kerry Hefferman, before achieving Executive Chef at One If By Land, Two If By Sea for 4 years. He decided to leave the east coast to explore new possibilities and hone his artisanal talents. Freund landed in Denver, and met Troy Guard, (of TAG), where he expanded into Asian Fusion and connected with the rustic flavors of the Pacific Northwest. Under Guard, he executed the opening of TAG Raw Bar and TAG Burger Bar, both receiving acclaim to be top restaurants in Denver. Freund has worked under critically acclaimed Chef Craig Hopson and his accolades include: Beer and Bacon Festival Winner (Denver); James Beard Outstanding Contribution Award (NY); Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

In 2013, Freund returned to Jersey at The Café & Wine Bar in Long Valley, creating seasonal tapas menus and monthly wine dinners. He went on to open Slamwich Scratch Kitchen in Madison, NJ, a concept of what a real delicatessen should be where everything is homemade, from the cured pastrami to the house bread and pickles. Since inception, Slamwich has been named New Jersey Food Critic’s Choice for lunch in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Chef Sam Freund is looking forward to having you as his guest at White Birch.

Freund is French trained and holds a culinary degree from the New York Art Institute.

OUR MENU

DINNER

FIRST

Pot of soup/ ask about our daily creations
Snapper/ pickled fresno chili / spring onion/ citrus
Smoked Pork Belly/ maple/ lentils/ fennel/ pear
Octopus/ olive tapenade/ spiced chickpea / blood orange
Onion Tart/ carrot/ frisee/ gruyere cheese/ pine nuts
Roasted Quail/ black plum/ almond/ zucchini/ basil
Ricotta Agnolotti/ pancetta/ lemon/spring beans
Valley Shepherd Toast/ whipped goat cheese/ dates/ hazelnuts

SECOND

Heirloom Carrot/ fig/ quinoa/ honey goat/ baby kale
Tri Color Beets/ burrata/ hazelnuts/arugula

THIRD

Brook Trout/ English peas/ cippolini onion/ bacon
Sturgeon/ watercress velouté/ caulilini/ morel mushroom
Black Bass/ leeks/ carrot/ lemongrass broth
Double Bone In Pork Chop/ celery root/ asparagus/ nectarine
Duck Breast/ pickled radish/ beet root/ duck confit/ fava bean
Chicken Duo/ black garlic/ lollipop kale/ spring onion/ chicken jus
Spring Pea Risotto/ piave/ mint

SIDES

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Foraged Mushroom Croquette
Spring Vegetables

DESSERTS

Sheep’s Milk Panna Cotta /pistachio crumble/ tangerine saffron curd /kiwi
Coconut Rice Pudding /mango / almond brittle
Lemon Curd /olive oil cake/meringue / toasted gingersnap
Sticky Gingerbread Cake /poached pears / cream /candied ginger
Vegan Chocolate Cake/ hazelnut butter / candied hazelnuts/ spiced orange sauce

WHITE BIRCH is a BYO Restaurant

LUNCH

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Sunflower sprouts/ crab/ charred avocado/ seeds/ cucumber/ watercress
Micro greens/ stone fruit/ asparagus/ lemon/ almonds
Endive/ lollipop kale/ watermelon radish/ sour cherry/ walnuts
Spring couscous/ lemon/ peas/ parsley/ mint
Tri-color quinoa/ roasted grapes/ feta/ parsley/ tomato/ sugar snap pea
Brodo/ scallion/ shitake mushroom/ farm egg/ bean sprouts/ sea beans
Soba noodle/ heirloom carrot/ thai basil/ peanuts

ADD

Crab
Hanger steak
Chicken breast
Salmon
Farm egg
Avocado

Shaved lamb/ cucumber/ baba ganoush/ dill/ tzatziki/ house pita
Fluke taco/ baby butter lettuce/ avocado/ pickled fresno chili
Seasonal Flatbread wild mushroom/ ramp/ crème fraiche/ bacon
Burger/ red onion jam/ bacon/ gruyere

SIDES

Pickles
Deviled Duck Eggs
Rosemary chips

BRUNCH

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FIRST

Pot of Soup
Avocado/ rustic bread/ prosciutto/ pickled onion
Farm Eggs/ ramps/ mushrooms/ goat cheese
Spring Onion Tart/ gruyere cheese/ pine nuts/ arugula
Beet Trio/ burrata/ arugula/ blood orange/ hazelnuts
Brioche French Toast/ berry compote/ walnuts
Smoked Salmon/ soft scramble/ rosti potatoes
Fried Chicken/ biscuit/ sausage gravy
Flatbread/ foraged mushrooms/ wild leeks/ ramp crème fraiche
Hanger Steak/ duck egg/ potato hash/ hollandaise

SIDES

Bread Basket/ buttermilk biscuit/ blueberry muffin/ spinach scone
Roasted Marble Potatoes
House Cured Bacon
Pork Sausage
Spring Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Cherry Almond Monkey Bread

KIDS MENU (12 and under)

Brioche French Toast
Farm Eggs/ bacon
Brioche Grilled Cheese/ house-made ham

BLOODY MARY

Tomato/ herbs/ pickle/celery/ olive/ horseradish/ fire/ citrus

CITRUS BELLINI

Lemon/ Lavender/ Grapefruit/ Mint/ Orange

BEVERAGES

Tea
Coffee
Cappuccino
Espresso
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Brewed iced tea
Bone broth

EASTER WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU
April 20th 10:00-2:00
April 21st 10:00-3:00

FIRST

Pot of Soup
Beet Trio/ burrata/ arugula/ blood orange /hazelnuts
Mushroom Tart/ spring onion/ arugula
House Made Ham/ farm eggs/ baby yams
Smoked Salmon/ soft scramble/ rosti potatoes
Brioche French Toast/berry compote
Hanger Steak/ duck egg/ lemon asparagus
Fried Chicken/ biscuit/ sausage gravy

SIDES

Bread Basket
Roasted Fingerlings
House Cured Bacon
Lamb Link Sausage
Spring Vegetables

DESSERT

Carrot Cake/ toasted pecans
Sorbet/ mixed berry
Caramel Monkey Bread/ cranberries/ almonds

CHILDREN, 12 & UNDER

Brioche French Toast
Farm Eggs/ bacon
Brioche Grilled Cheese/ house-made ham

BLOODY MARY

Tomato/ herbs/ pickle/celery/ olive/ horseradish/ fire/ citrus

CITRUS BELLINI

Lemon/ Lavender/ Grapefruit/ Mint/ Orange

BEVERAGES

Tea
Coffee
Cappuccino
Espresso
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Brewed iced tea
Bone broth

Please inform our staff of any allergies or dietary concerns so our Chef may accommodate your needs.

We use the freshest local ingredients to create the culinary experience here at White Birch. For this reason, the menu depicted above may not reflect the menu available in the restaurant.

Our Menu

OUR MENUS

DINNER

FIRST

Pot of soup/ ask about our daily creations

Snapper/ pickled fresno chili / spring onion/ citrus

Smoked Pork Belly/ maple/ lentils/ fennel/ pear

Octopus/ olive tapenade/ spiced chickpea / blood orange

Onion Tart/ carrot/ frisee/ gruyere cheese/ pine nuts

Roasted Quail/ black plum/ almond/ zucchini/ basil

Ricotta Agnolotti/ pancetta/ lemon/spring beans

Valley Shepherd Toast/ whipped goat cheese/ dates/ hazelnuts

SECOND

Heirloom carrot/ fig/ quinoa/ honey goat/ baby kale

Tri Color Beets/ burrata/ hazelnuts/ frisee

THIRD

Brook Trout/ English peas/ cippolini onion/ bacon

Sturgeon/ watercress velouté/ caulilini/ morel mushroom

Black Bass/ leeks/ carrot/ lemongrass broth

Double Bone In Pork Chop/ celery root/ asparagus/ nectarine

Duck Breast/ pickled radish/ beet root/ duck confit/ fava bean

Chicken Duo/ black garlic/ lollipop kale/ spring onion/ chicken jus

Spring Pea Risotto/ piave/ mint

SIDES

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Foraged Mushroom Croquette

Spring Vegetables

DESSERTS

Sheep’s Milk Panna Cotta /pistachio crumble/
tangerine saffron curd /kiwi

Coconut Rice Pudding /mango / almond brittle

Lemon Curd /olive oil cake/meringue /
toasted gingersnap

Sticky Gingerbread Cake /poached pears /
cream /candied ginger

Vegan Chocolate Cake/ hazelnut butter /
candied hazelnuts/ spiced orange sauce

 

WHITE BIRCH is a BYO Restaurant

LUNCH

Read Full Menu

Sunflower sprouts/ crab/ charred avocado/ seeds/ cucumber/ watercress
Micro greens/ stone fruit/ asparagus/ lemon/ almonds
Endive/ lollipop kale/ watermelon radish/ sour cherry/ walnuts
Spring couscous/ lemon/ peas/ parsley/ mint
Tri-color quinoa/ roasted grapes/ feta/ parsley/ tomato/ sugar snap pea
Brodo/ scallion/ shitake mushroom/ farm egg/ bean sprouts/ sea beans
Soba noodle/ heirloom carrot/ thai basil/ peanuts

ADD

Crab
Hanger steak
Chicken breast
Salmon
Farm egg
Avocado

Shaved lamb/ cucumber/ baba ganoush/ dill/ tzatziki/ house pita
Fluke taco/ baby butter lettuce/ avocado/ pickled fresno chili
Seasonal Flatbread wild mushroom/ ramp/ crème fraiche/ bacon
Burger/ red onion jam/ bacon/ gruyere

SIDES

Pickles
Deviled Duck Eggs
Rosemary chips

BRUNCH

Read Full Menu

FIRST

Pot of Soup
Avocado/ rustic bread/ prosciutto/ pickled onion
Farm Eggs/ ramps/ mushrooms/ goat cheese
Spring Onion Tart/ gruyere cheese/ pine nuts/ arugula
Beet Trio/ burrata/ arugula/ blood orange/ hazelnuts
Brioche French Toast/ berry compote/ walnuts
Smoked Salmon/ soft scramble/ rosti potatoes
Fried Chicken/ biscuit/ sausage gravy
Flatbread/ foraged mushrooms/ wild leeks/ ramp crème fraiche
Hanger Steak/ duck egg/ potato hash/ hollandaise

SIDES

Bread Basket/ buttermilk biscuit/ blueberry muffin/ spinach scone
Roasted Marble Potatoes
House Cured Bacon
Pork Sausage
Spring Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Cherry Almond Monkey Bread

KIDS MENU (12 and under)

Brioche French Toast
Farm Eggs/ bacon
Brioche Grilled Cheese/ house-made ham

BLOODY MARY

Tomato/ herbs/ pickle/celery/ olive/ horseradish/ fire/ citrus

CITRUS BELLINI

Lemon/ Lavender/ Grapefruit/ Mint/ Orange

BEVERAGES

Tea
Coffee
Cappuccino
Espresso
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Brewed iced tea
Bone broth

EASTER WEEKEND
BRUNCH MENU
April 20th 10:00-2:00
April 21st 10:00-3:00

FIRST

Pot of Soup
Beet Trio/ burrata/ arugula/ blood orange /hazelnuts
Mushroom Tart/ spring onion/ arugula
House Made Ham/ farm eggs/ baby yams
Smoked Salmon/ soft scramble/ rosti potatoes
Brioche French Toast/berry compote
Hanger Steak/ duck egg/ lemon asparagus
Fried Chicken/ biscuit/ sausage gravy

SIDES

Bread Basket
Roasted Fingerlings
House Cured Bacon
Lamb Link Sausage
Spring Vegetables

DESSERT

Carrot Cake/ toasted pecans
Sorbet/ mixed berry
Caramel Monkey Bread/ cranberries/ almonds

CHILDREN, 12 & UNDER

Brioche French Toast
Farm Eggs/ bacon
Brioche Grilled Cheese/ house-made ham

BLOODY MARY

Tomato/ herbs/ pickle/celery/ olive/ horseradish/ fire/ citrus

CITRUS BELLINI

Lemon/ Lavender/ Grapefruit/ Mint/ Orange

BEVERAGES

Tea
Coffee
Cappuccino
Espresso
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Brewed iced tea
Bone broth

Please inform our staff of any allergies or dietary concerns so our Chef may accommodate your needs.

We use the freshest local ingredients to create the culinary experience here at White Birch. For this reason, the menu depicted above may not reflect the menu available in the restaurant.

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Meet Team

MEET OUR TEAM

Casey Gerald

FOH MANAGER

Justin Franklin

SOUS CHEF

Melissa Smith

PASTRY CHEF

Team

MEET OUR TEAM

CASEY GERALD
FOH MANAGER

JUSTIN FRANKLIN
SOUS CHEF

MELISSA SMITH
PASTRY CHEF

Join Our Team

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At WHITE BIRCH we are always looking for great talent.
If you are interested in joining our team please contact us.

Kitchen

JOIN OUR TEAM

At WHITE BIRCH we are always looking for great talent. If you are interested in joining our team please contact us.

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LOCATION AND HOURS

380 US HIGHWAY 206
FLANDERS, NJ 07836

PHONE
T 908 955 0443
F 908 955 1035

HOURS
Lunch (starting May 7, 2019)
Tue – Thurs 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner
Tue – Thurs 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri – Sat 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Brunch
Sat – Sun 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHITE BIRCH is a BYO Restaurant

CLOSED
Monday
New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day
25 December

WHITE BIRCH Restaurant

WHITE BIRCH

 

LOCATION AND HOURS

380 US HIGHWAY 206
FLANDERS, NJ 07836

PHONE
T 908 955 0443
F 908 955 1035

HOURS
Lunch (starting May 7, 2019)
Tue – Thurs 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner
Tue – Thurs 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri – Sat 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Brunch
Sat – Sun 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHITE BIRCH is a BYO Restaurant

CLOSED
Monday
New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day
25 December

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